sadly, i am very ill

i have been sick for 2 weeks now; and so has everyone in my family.  horribly, terribly and utterly sick. (my eyes are watering as i type this.) we think one of the little ones brought a virus back from school. very sad, but most likely true.
so for the past 2 weeks, there has been the chorus of coughs and sneezing and throat clearing sounding through our home. along with many small sniffles.

cough drops, tea, soup, tissues, acetaminophen and tea have been my constant companions throughout the whole thing, and i feel oh so grateful for them. and so has The Help, which i have been reading to my mom in bed. although my voice sounds like Squidward is reading instead of me. blame that on the stuffy nose

i can barely sleep at night. i wake up in a fit of coughing and cannot manage to go back to dreamland to save my life. i feel as if i could cough up a lung. 
 i woke up the other night, my body feeling as if it were on fire, and got out of my mom's bed to get some cooler clothes on. i was so dizzy that i could hardly make the trip down the hall. i am very surprised i was able to put a pair of shorts on with being so disoriented. i nearly fell as i walked into my bedroom. my head was pounding so hard that night i thought it would burst. let me just say that that was the worst night of all this week. the worst.

i am hoping that i will get much better by the end of this week, i mean it's spring break for Pete's sake! i need a break. this sickness should be over with by now. i have not properly valued the way i have felt when i'm not    sick, and now....i realize how nice it is to be energetic and feel great when i wake up in the morning. to not have to worry about a runny nose. to not have a pounding headache. to not wake up several times in the middle of the night to cough my heart out. to not feel absolutely miserable. i am looking forward to when that time comes. 

~so dear reader, be thankful. you have your health.~


  1. oh i'm sorry! i had the flu during my vacation last week. it was terrible. get well soon Kate :)

  2. Ugh, being sick is terrible... I'm just getting over a wretched cold, myself. Hope you get better soon!
    BTW, your blog is awesome :)

    ~Nessima of Arda Nessimava

  3. Being sick has to be the worst thing! I'm always getting colds. It's such a pain. I hope you get better soon!


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